Surgical procedures are frequently necessary to keep us alive, but it is not the job of the surgical team to deal with the scar tissue. Myofascial Scar Tissue Release can help.
Scar Tissue Work is primarily about reducing pain and improving function, there are many layers to the scar tissue therefore scars often effect underlying organs and tissues in the body.
The aim of the treatment is to:
- Reduce pain and restriction (including cording and dragging)
- Create better internal function
- Reduce adhesions - both superficially and deep within the system
- Restore nerve function including numbness, pain and sensitivity
- Enhance movement of the surrounding tissues, to reduce pulling and sticking
After work the scar may visually appear smoother, but the emphasis is on the underlying tissue changes within the fascial system and therefore improved function.
The techniques used are light and gentle with the aim of improving function, condition and integration of scar tissue. As healing takes place after a surgical procedure or accident, different tissue layers adhere to one another as the body rushes to heal the wound; scar work helps to gently release these adhesions to allow better function and movement in the scar and surrounding tissues.
Far reaching effects: A scar is formed on many layers, wherever the surgeon’s knife has been and wherever organs and tissues have been even temporarily displaced during surgery there will be adhesions and scar tissue (both in the superficial and deep layers of skin, tissues and in some cases organs). Scar tissue is mainly formed from the collagenous component fascia, these tough inelastic fibres are continuous in nature and can therefore pull on underlying structures. Collagenous fibres can also cause adjacent structures to adhere to each other, thus reducing function - remember our digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system as well as heart and lungs are all packed into a relatively compact space and the effects of what appears to be a superficial scar may reach deep into your body.
Multiple operations in a similar area may also have an effect on your posture, as scar tissue forms (mainly the tough collagenous component) this shorten you along the line of the scarring.
It’s never too late: Very old scars still respond well to scar work, new scars can be treated if they are fully healed, dry and infection free. All scars can be treated using these effective myofascial tissue releases.
An illustration of abdominal hysterectomy, illustrating the disturbance of underlying tissues and structures.
Double C section:
“After two C-sections, 1 emergency and one scheduled I was left with numbness and disassociation in the whole of my abdominal region, as well as the sensation that my pelvic organs were about to prolapse (this was above and beyond what could be done with pelvic floor exercises), I also experienced pain during sexual intercourse. The treatment, has made a huge difference, I no longer have the sensation of prolapse, sex is less painful, I now feel more upright and more confident. I am beginning to feel my abdomen as an integrated part of me.” KA
An episiotomy scar for example can have implications for the bladder and other internal organs, without actually touching the episiotomy scar itself huge improvement scan be made to the underlying structures, fibres of which may be adhered or pulled out of alignment during surgery or the healing process. You can also be trained to self-treat, bringing huge relief.
“I had a large episiotomy scar, and after about 6 years this led to an almost constant feeling of pulling in my bladder as well as pain during and after urination. I felt unable to empty my bladder fully, leaving me with an uncomfortable sensation. The techniques applied were pain free and incredibly effecting, I also learned how to self-treat, which was incredibly empowering. I am now completely pain free and my bladder function is restored, I am so grateful for the skill and application.” DV